Amazon Sold 2,500 Xbox One and PS4 Pre-Orders Per Minute Last Week
According to a press release Amazon's been emailing the media, the Amazon Video Games store had its biggest pre-order week of all time thanks to the launch of the aforementioned consoles. At the "peak of demand" a week ago, Amazon was processing more than 2,500 Xbox One and PS4 consoles per minute.
"The E3 week pre-orders of the two wildly-anticipated gaming consoles brought a year-over-year increase in orders of more than 4,000 percent, compared to consoles ordered during E3 week last year," Amazon said. "Day one pre-orders for the two consoles was nearly two times that of all video games sales on black Friday last year."
Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year, underscoring just how much demand there is for these new consoles. Of course, the Wii U posted some strong numbers at first as well, but it wasn't breaking records the way these two are. At present, the Xbox One and PS4 remain the top two selling items in Amazon Video Games, with the Xbox One having leapfrogged its rival after Microsoft reversed course on its DRM policy. So much for this generation of consoles being doomed to failure.
Are you planning to pre-order or otherwise purchase a next generation console? If so, which one?